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Skater name: Cheap Trixie
Skater number: 13
Position: Blocker, Pivot
Years played: 8 years (since 2003)
Birthday: September 11th
In the sunlight, Molecular Biologist. In the moonlight, Rock-n-Roller.
Who is your favorite band/musician/group?
Hard to pick one favorite, so I’ll list a few: The Dwarves, The Ramones, Hellacopters, The Ettes, Cheap Trick (obviously), The Descendents, Groovie Ghoulies, The Oblivions, The Hex Dispensers, The Zeros, The Queers, the list goes on and on.
What is your most impressive derby injury?
It’s a toss up between the “Broken leg” of 2010 or the “Massive HEMATOMA” of 2003.
Drink of choice at a bar?
FREE! But, if you want to get technical, Bourbon and diet.
Roller derby is a pretty big hobby…who has time for other stuff?
How did you get into derby?
I had this best friend, Rosie Cheeks (now retired), that was bound and determined to try out. She dragged me to my first game in 2002. It was at the Austin Music Hall during the Tattoo Convention. Bad Girl Good Women (BGGW) Productions (which would later split up into The Texas Rollergirls and The Lonestar Rollergirls) was presenting a roller derby bout. I watched the Rhinestone Cowgirls and the Holy Rollers compete in a flat track roller derby bout. It looked really cool but I thought the girls were freakin’ crazy to be doing that on roller skates. But still, my friend really wanted to try out and convinced me to go practice with her. After she knew that I could at least skate upright she then proceeded to try and convince me to try out. She even went as far as getting one of our co-workers who was a “BGGW” Rollergirl, Bettie Rage, to convince me to try out as well. So I did, and the rest is history. Note: When BGGW split into The Lonestar Rollergirls and The Texas Rollergirls, myself, Bettie Rage and Rosie Cheeks all became Texas Rollergirls.
Cajun food. You can take the girl out of the bayou but you can’t take the bayou out of the girl.
How/why did you pick your derby name?
It was a combination of one of my favorite bands and the first doll I remember having as a little girl. The doll had blond hair and a blue dress and a tag that read “TRIXIE” sewn into her leg. It’s one of my earliest memories.
What’s the hardest part of being a rollergirl?
Balancing, life, family, work and practice. It’s a juggling act to keep everyone happy campers.
First thing you do after a derby bout:
Go to the awesome after party.
You play several positions, which one is your favorite & why?
My favorite position is pivot. The pivot is typically the communicator in the pack and I love to talk sooooo…are you surprised?
Most memorable experience you’ve had with a fan:
This isn’t about one particular fan but it includes multiple Texas Rollergirls’ fans that happen to be pretty hip musicians. During SXSW 2005, The Texas Rollergirls were hosting a game at the Austin Music Hall. Through some great friends of Scarlot Harlot (retired Hell Mary) we were lucky enough to book The Motels to play our half time show. At half time we made Martha Davis, lead singer of The Motels, an honorary rollergirl and gave her the name Miss Fortune. Scarlot Harlot presented her with a kick ass cowboy hat and our announcer Chip Queso gave her a big platter of cheese that had cheese blocks shaped in the shape of Texas (yes, everything can be made into the shape of Texas). On top of all that fun, The Spits (awesome band from Seattle) also got to open at our bout. It was truly one of the best damn bouts I have ever had the pleasure of participating in!